How many ways are there to study?


If you choose to study full-time you will normally be expected to attend lectures and classes at one of the College campuses between three and five days a week.


The College offers a range of courses available on a part-time basis where you can study at your own pace, often alongside full-time students.

The main difference between a full-time and part-time course is that you will attend fewer classes each week and will spread your study over a longer period of time. The flexibility of part-time courses allows you to decide the number of hours you want to give to your studies each term.


There are a range of evening classes and qualifications available at each campus. Classes are designed to aid career development, provide professional training or simply help you learn a new hobby. Evening classes can last from six weeks up to two years.


Our January start courses are six month, full-time programmes. These courses allow you to complete your studies in a shorter period of time and often 'fast-track' your progression onto the next level of study in August.


Certificated courses include qualifications accredited by several different organisations:

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

More information is available under Qualifications Explained.


These courses are undertaken to learn a skill and to increase knowledge and understanding. They do not have assessments or award a certificate on completion but will enable you to become more knowledgeable in a specific subject area.

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